Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has tried to work the mind games by suggesting that Liverpool have been successful in 2015 largely because they have copied the system used by the Dutchman at United in the early part of the campaign.
Van Gaal was extremely persistent about using a 3-5-2 formation at United in the first few months of the season even though it did not appear to work well. He has since reverted to the usual four at the back system with Wayne Rooney back playing as a centre forward. This has been a major reason behind their impressive form in 2015.
Liverpool star Raheem Sterling reckons that the club could have beaten Chelsea on any other day with the number of chances that they created in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Anfield. Chelsea had earlier taken a 2-1 victory against Liverpool in front of their own supporters in the league, but they were unable to repeat their success on Tuesday. Liverpool were the dominant force throughout the 90 minutes and they created numerous opportunities.
Glen Johnson believes that because of the fact that Liverpool is playing in Europe this season, their performance has suffered.
According to Johnson, the Reds have been playing twice every week which is putting a lot of pressure on the body of the players. The manager has not been able to put a fresh squad on the pitch all the time unlike the previous season.
After arriving to Liverpool with a transfer fee of €16 million, the Italian striker Mario Balotelli has finally managed to score his 2nd official goal in a competitive match for the Premier League club as he found the back of the net during a League Cup match against Swansea City which helped Liverpool in snatching a narrow 2-1 victory.
Fabio Borini was manager Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as the Liverpool manager after he arrived at the club for just over £ 10 million, but the Italian has found it difficult to get regular first-team football. This has largely been because of the impressive partnership between Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. In order to continue with his development, Liverpool decided to loan Borini to Sunderland last season. The forward played a crucial role in helping Black Cats stay in the Premier League.
Real Madrid will offer a massive £ 80 million as they look to secure the signing of Uruguayan international striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
The Spanish giants will also offer the player a basic weekly pay package of nearly £ 350,000 with the hope that it will be enough to lure one of the hottest properties in world football at the moment to join the star studded Real lineup.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that the fear of failure has brought him to this position where he is in with a chance of winning the first league title for the club in more than two decades. Rodgers started out as the manager of the youth team at Chelsea before taking up a full-time role at Reading in 2009. However, he did not last long at the championship outfit as he was sacked just seven months into the job. Rodgers reveals that this setback hurt him a lot and then he decided not to go down the same route again.
Liverpool seems to have been through a really sorry financial state of late. The esteemed football club has reportedly experienced an exorbitant 50 million pound loss in 2012-2013.
Liverpool’s 5-3 triumph over Stoke City displayed the capabilities that the side of Brendan Rodgers has but at the same time showed some weaknesses in the defence of the squad as a club located in the middle section of the Premier League standings managed to score 3 goals and if it wasn’t for yet another standout performance from Luiz Suarez, the ending result could have been very different.
Daniel Sturridge doesn’t regret the fact that he went to play for his national side England in the friendly game against Germany in spite of being hampered by a thigh injury.
Sturridge returned from the national duty with a worsened thigh and as a result, the Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, didn’t give him the starting opportunity in the Merseyside derby which was played on Saturday.
Later on, while talking to the reporters, Rodgers even expressed his disappointment over the situation.